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6-8
Public district
Everett, WA
Students enrolled: 816
 

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11711 4th Ave West
Everett, WA 98204

(425) 366-5300
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May 12, 2015
So there is a story on facebook in regards to a student who attends Voyager Middle School who has been bullied by a girl and this girls friends. The matter was taken to the proper officials but no action was taken to solve this problem. All parents should be very concerned with the actions of these authorities or lack of. Please help protect our kids and voice your concerns to the School board!

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2015
Voyager middle school doesn't treat my child well they never tell me what's happening at school my child get bullied by a teacher and kids and the don't even do anything abou it the banned my child for the computer for no reason the banned him for after school activities because the teacher told not to go to the bathroom and it was an emergency so he ran out of the room I mean I'm not saying voyager middle school is bad it's just bad against my child I don't think you should go to voyager middle school

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2015
They has great teacher and they has a lot of club the teacher is nice too

- submitted by a community member

March 08, 2015
My son has attended this school in grades 6 and 7 and is by far the worst school ever attended. He has gotten a D in math because his organization isn't good enough. His math teacher called me into a conference to tell me he does A+ work but his organization is an F. This same teacher told me in this conference with others present that my son's self esteem was so low she was worried he might do a shooting causing my son to be further upset and walk out. I informed her he has no access to firearms and has been trained with them. I complained to the VP and the councilor about this, and both say she was out of line but nothing they can do about it. Thank god we are moving to Alaska with much better schools.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2015
This school has been taking parent complaints and shoving them under the rug. Teachers openly bully kids in class, accusing them of being on drugs, being gang members, or threatening to not write college recommendations. I've experienced all of this since my 11 year old started in September. Multiple calls to the VP have accomplished nothing. No resolutions reached, no returned phone calls and magically Mr. Bailey is always unavailable when I request to speak directly with him. I've had to turn to the school board for help. A lawsuit is next and quickly approaching as I'm fed up and beyond frustrated with the lack of acknowledgment and involvement from the vp. Kids shouldn't experience this negative bullying from teachers, it's a joke. Dont let your child go here if you can prevent it!!

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2014
I have had two sons attend this school one from 2006-2009 and the other one is currently a 7th Grader there. All in all I think the teachers really care alot about the kids. It is easy to reach out to them as well as the counselors. I have a bit of a problem with the STEPS program as my son is mostly well behaved (come on he's a teenager, we all have bad days) But i do get an occasional comment from him that he got put on STEP 1 for talking to another student to help them with a problem or something equally rediculous. Also, some of the teaches do not keep on Aspen which makes it hard to keep up on how my child is doing. The Principal and Vice Principal are very engaged with the students and they have both been there since prior to my oldest son attending. Contrary to popular belief this school is not made up of "thugs, gang members or drug dealers" as someone pointed out in an earlier review. The Classroom "teams" Is a great idea and has worked very well for us. It is a nice transition from Elementary to High School.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2014
After reading the comments about this school, I was utterly disgusted by the responses from parents, who probably haven't even went to see the school. Sure, in the past it may have been somewhat "loose," but I can't say anything because I wasn't there. Now, in 2014, if you secretly saw your child in school, he/she may be a really excellent student! Or, if you really knew how your child acts at school, you will understand why your student is in that situation with Steps. To make fairness with Steps, your student can say Recourse if they were wrongly put on steps. If your child didn't say Recourse, then obviously he/she did something wrong, and they, themselves know too! So, to put this out there, People don't do things without reason. Don't complain about Steps, it is something this school needs. If steps wasn't here, then your child probably wouldn't even thinking about enrolling in this school. Look at your child.Is she or he doing well in school?Is she or he's behavior something you expect?Don't blame the teachers. Blame the parents. They have been the ones with the student for the longest time ever. If you have something against this school, then go there. Walk up to the school.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2014
This is an atrosity of a place to have a child. Bullying is out of control and nothing is being done! My neice comes home in tears everyday and nothing can be done for fear of retaliation against her. I guess the next step is district and school board. Students shouldn't be forced to transfer because of ignorance and lack of integrity.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2013
While the school has many after school programs to keep kids occupied, the general student population is out of control with aggression and misbehavior. The steps program is clearly not working. My child has been spit on, kicked and punched. After reporting these issues,nothing is done because the "accused" student gets to tell their side of the story (like they're going to admit it). The teachers are very open to communications and really do seem to try but the kids are beyond control. The administration seems to be doing the right things with many antibullying speakers and confronting trends like cyberbullying yet my child is in tears having to go there. Considering an out of district transfer.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2013
Listen people I've been going to voyager for 3 months now and this is my first year and I think voyager is awesome the only bad part is the step program I mean seriously your sitting or standing in front of a wall for a few seconds or minutes it's just stupid but other than that it is really great you get to go to boing for the field trip imagine having peeza every day for lunch

- submitted by a community member

November 02, 2012
My granddaughter went to this school for only a few months. I can't believe the state of Washington allows schools to get so segregrated. This school really needs help.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2012
this school hasd really good food. cool teachers. it is a very cool school. the P.E teachers though, go to hard.they really sholud not be so hard on them. other then that this school is awesome!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2012
6th graders always feel welcome. The teachers and office staff make it easy for them to get used to middle school. As for the comments about gangs, etc- it is NOT the school, but the surrounding neigborhoods and apartments that have the issues. The school just has police there to help protect student safety. In my opinion, there are WAY more drugs on the "other side of the district" where there is more money. My son went to Kamiak for a while and kids were always using drugs (even in class)

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2012
This school is horrible. The teachers play rough, and have no fun. This school doesn't help with spelling at all, but it will hold it against the kids. When I asked my teacher for my progress report to see what im missing and how to get my grades up he wouldn't let me see. It took 4 times of asking and a phone call from my mom. The Pe there is HORRIBLE for the poor kids who are bigger than some suffer badly like if you cant reach your toes they will grab your hands and pull them to your toes. It hurts. They also DONT CARE usually if you have an excused note if your hurt or anything. They have fun activities but there ONLY for some people/ Not everyone. The kids are horrible, gangs and smoking. 3 times this year the school had to check all lockers for drugs. And found alot. I get scared sometimes because of how angry the teachers can get. Some teachers are absolutley lovely but most arn't. The lunch (sometimes) is not cooked all the way. Really Gross. If you go to Voyager be perpared for hurt, fear, sadness and maybe getting sick from the gross cold food. The bread was completley stail too I tries breaking it and I couldn't. I'd say pack lunch. Good luck. Wish I could pick 0 stars

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2012
i think there's enough said already about STEPS in this school. teachers abuse it. once a teachers try to out a student on steps for talking. the student said the other student was talking the other other student admitted he was talking, but the teacher still put the innocent one on steps for ARGUING. i mean, he was standing for his own rights. these teachers treat student with no respect.

- submitted by a community member

October 31, 2011
Excellent! Great teachers, administration, and "fun" activities for the kids (dances, spirit days, celebrations) that make school enjoyable! My kids loved it here!

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2011
You may find my review biased because, first off, I'm going to point out that I went to this school for the three years of it, 6th, 7th, and 8th but I'm gonna point out some problems (and give praise) anyways. There are amazing teachers here who teach with an enthusiasm, dedication, professionalism, and in the even better cases, humor, who make students want to learn and have fun while doing it. However, there is a flip side to every coin and in this case it's the many problems with how the school runs. I'm not going to deny the so-called innovative "steps" system has helped them with especially problem kids, however, a teacher will (and usually gladly) send a student to "step 1" even if they did nothing, but the teacher just THINKS they did. There is no respect, whatsoever, for students in this process. And often a whole class would be treated horribly for the irresponsible actions of only a small part of the class, in many cases only one student. Unfortunately, I can't fit my whole critique of the school inside this (word limit) but there are many points (some good, a lot bad) that I didn't touch on. In conclusion, you may want to think twice about sending your student here.

- submitted by a community member

August 08, 2011
My son attended Voyager from the 6th grade to the 8th grade. The teachers go the extra mile in order to meet my schedule (stay late or come in early). I could always get a hold of the staff via email if I had a question and receive a prompt answer. The principal and vice principal eat lunch with the students and try to engage them in conversation on current topics. I did not have a problem with the STEPS program as my son followed the rules and was never put on steps. Voyager was not his home school; I submitted a variance in order for him to attend because I was impressed by the staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2011
This school is nothing more than a joke. STEPS is incredibly pointless! I've been going here for 3 years, this is my 8th grade year. The teachers are HORRIBLE. They treat us as if we are delinquets! They don't give us a chance to even do wrong in their eyes before they start threatening us with a STEP 4... I got one for throwing ERASER SHAVINGS. AT THE GROUND!! I seriously think this "school" should be torn down. STEPS doesn't exactly teach us that out behavior was wrong. In any OTHER schools are there kids expelled, arrested and suspended as much as there are at Voyager? When I told my friend (they go to Olympic View) about the boy that LIT THE DUMPSTER ON FIRE, she told me that NO ONE would do that at Olympic View because they have a better disciplinary system. I would much rather have detention than STEPS. I really do hope someone of importance in the district reads this and abolishes this detention center.

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2010
If I could give negative stars, I would. Our son started at Voyager Middle School for 6th grade on Sept. 1 and said it was the worst day ever at school. The school touts the 'STEPS' program for discipline, however that program is missing the letter 'R'; for 'RESPECT' of Students. How does this school expect to gain respect of their students, or even teach students to respect others using 'STEPS'. How does placing a child on a chair to stare at a wall because on the first day of school he answered a question of another student while they were playing a game in the classroom? I would highly recommend every parent question STEPS. Discipline can be accomplished respectfully.Thankfully we moved our son to another school.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2010
If I could give this school no stars I would. From some of the other reviews SPELLING isn't something they teach very well there. Many other things bad about this school though. STEPS is horrible, if you want to teach them about discipline at least be consistent about what they are in trouble for, steps is more of a distraction than a help. Somebody saying sorry for bumping into another student shouldn't be a reason to be placed on steps. And allowing someone (Mrs. A) who isn't even a teacher to determine so much of what goes on in the class just doesn't seem correct. This school only seems to care about the funding they get for each student attending there. They have cut just about all extra activities, and what they haven't cut they expect the students to pay for. What is HONORS class... a joke. Only some deserve better?

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2010
My child is finishing his first year at this school and i'm already planning my move back to the Everett school district .. while i'm sure STEPS works for most students it should not be applies to special needs children

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2009
This is the best middle school i have ever been! Especially because of the step program, without it the school would've been the same junky mest-up school as before. But it's not any more, the staff in there are extremely friendly and helpful. You should all send your kids their for a better and safer education.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2009
I atended Voyager for 2 years. And i thought it was horrible. Most of the teachers were friendly. But the thing that was most horrible was the steps. Starring at the wall for about 5-10 minutes does not help you and your desicions at all. All you do is miss some of the class. And then you have to make you the work.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 29, 2008
I have been attending Voyager for three full years now and most of the teachers and staff there are friendly. Your always welcome there with many warm greetings. I also love how they have many after school clubs like homework room, diversity club, and tech reach. I like having the STEP program because it is better than having detention. I also think that how the classess are split up into teams is genius and very unique. Plus the school looks brand new and when i first saw it i thought it would be a rich type of school also.

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2007
I think this is a good school. The principal and staff are great! My child has done very well here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 05, 2007
I am a a student from Voyager and I have been attending this school for two years now. Overall, I think that this school has a great dicipline program that allows students to make their own choice whether to behave or not; those that chose to not behave are abviously punished by STEPS or another appropriate dicipline method. The school is not to blame for a child's behaivor. The teachers at this school at absolutely amazing! Especially Mrs. Lapinski, Mrs. Larson, Mr. Hanson, and Mrs. Titus. They know how to educate the pupils while still allowing them to have a great time. I, personally, have learned so many various things from the teachers in our school.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2007
I continue to be impressed by the students and staff at this school. The Principal is excellent and really cares not only about the students who attend Voyager but the community as well. The band teacher is also excellent!! I feel very lucky to have my child at this school!

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2007
I think the principal and staff do an excellent job in this school. The make your day program works very well for my daughter. To us, steps are not at all scary. A school with no discipline method that is school wide is chaos. I very much appreciate everything at this school. By the way if you dont like something about what is going on at your childs school...get involved and try to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem...Thanks Voyager!

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2006
My daughter is doing quite well at Voyager. No problems with teachers or lack of discipline, inner school violence, etc... I have read the other responses to Voyager and other schools in the area - I'd just like to add... Our children are the direct result of the parents and their actions & reactions. No. I think Mukilteo S.D. is doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2006
I am a student at Voyager Middle School. I am in Honors. The teachers I have absolutely rock. But, our school has the STEP program. It is really harsh. We choose steps for talking. We have to go in the back of the room and sit and think about what we have done. While the Step Program is off the plate, the athletics are awesome. Mrs. Phillipson; The Choir Teacher is absolutely amazing. Parental Involvement is very high here. Everybody helps. One bad thing though is that there is only 6th Grade Intermurals. We dont get to compete. But other than that, my fellow students are really nice and the teachers rock. Our area is unsafe but our teachers make us feel safe and protected.

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2006
This school has been a dreadful experience for us. Right off the bat they cram the 'Make Your Day' program down the kids throats, it literally takes up the entire first two days! My child has always been an excellent student until arriving at Voyager. Being treated as though all of the kids are little delinquents, before they even have the chance to do anything wrong, did not encourage him in the least or make him feel obligated to please his teachers. We may sell our house just to make sure our other two don't have to attend this school. Parents beware!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2004
This makes my daughter's 2nd yr at this school. I was very apprehensive at first, because I didn't like what I saw at 6th grade orientation. The foul used in the corridor and the STEP program-scared me, the parent so imagine what my child had deciphered. Since then I have been very involved in every aspect. The PTO/Principal go out of their way to encourage Parent/Community Involvement. The Step Program~it can be improved. But it works for the students that lack discipline. Aside from the lack of Staff Diversity training district wide, this school works for the student that is seeking to learn and is improving its AYP! Keep up the Good work Mrs. Brynelson & staff!

- submitted by a parent

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Voyager Middle School
11711 4th Ave West, Everett, WA  98204
(425) 366-5300
Last modified Voyager Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Voyager Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top